Action West London is delivering an exciting new project to help people develop their IT skills.
Launched in January 2016 and supported by The Big Lottery Fund, the One Digital partnership is made up of Age UK, Citizens Online, Clarion Futures (Clarion Housing Group’s charitable foundation) Digital Unite and the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO). The programme supports people to get online or to develop their basic digital skills through the help of Digital Champions, trusted intermediaries who have been trained to provide one-to-one support. So far the programme has already recruited and trained over 1,100 Digital Champions and supported over 11,000 people to get online.
Our aim is that the One Digital project will help people to develop the skills and confidence to carry out a range of activities online. These can include applying for a job, keeping in touch with family and friends, and saving money on goods and services. We want to ensure all of our customers can take advantage of being online and enjoy the vast benefits the internet offers, and that’s why we’re delivering this exciting new project. We know that by supporting others to build their confidence and knowledge with using digital technology, we can help to change their lives.
If you’d like to take advantage of the free training to develop your IT skills, please get in touch to register for the course. Once you are registered an on the course within the course network, you’ll find everything you need to develop your role including some online courses. There is also a whole host of resources and information available whenever you need it in the Resource Hub and an online community where you can share ideas, questions and experiences with hundreds of Digital Champions across the Network.
Alternatively, If you would you like to become a digital champion and volunteer to help individuals improve their IT skills, then we would love to hear from you if you. Being a Digital Champion isn’t just about enhancing other peoples IT skills it is also an exciting opportunity for you personally to improve your digital skills and experience!